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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Clostridium Botulinum

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Whats a clostridium botulinum culture?

Whats a clostridium botulinum culture?

Unclear question: Clostridium botulinum organism cause paralytic food poisoning, usally through contamination of home canned goods. It grows in an anerobic environment and releases a toxin that affects muscle function. ...Read more

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Clostridium Difficile Toxin (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is a slow growing, spore forming bacterium that can cause infection in humans, especially in the setting of antibiotic use. The toxin produced causes a colitis, resulting in diarrhea ...Read more


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How could clostridium botulinum be cultured on agar?

How could clostridium botulinum be cultured on agar?

Huh?: You don't want to do that, otherwise you will have federal authorities knocking on your front door with a warrant for your arrest. ...Read more

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Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

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Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

Yes but...: In neither conditions, recovery from the disease does not confer immunity because the toxin is usually not present in amount large enough to induce adequate immune response. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can clostridium botulinum botulism atacks and spreads?

Can you tell me how can clostridium botulinum botulism atacks and spreads?

Food poisoning: Improperly canned food, contaminated with bacterium clostridium botulinum lead to production of botulinum toxin that causes paralysis. Other types occur in infants due to intestinal infection and some times in adults due to wound infection. The bacterium is present in soil. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/botulism/ds00657. ...Read more

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What is the immune response to clostridium botulinum, clostridium tetani or clostridium perfringes?

What is the immune response to clostridium botulinum, clostridium tetani or clostridium perfringes?

Do your homework: Your instructors will expect you to answer your homework questions from the assigned reading. The wording and jargon will be recognizable and you will be dinged if you do not.This information site is not set up to provide a shortcut for homework answers. ...Read more

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Where does clostridium botulinum live in the body?

Where does clostridium botulinum live in the body?

Not normally: C botulinum is not a normal constituent of human body. It could exist in the colon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how clostridium botulinum move around the body?

Can you tell me how clostridium botulinum move around the body?

Clostridium botulinu: Botulism can be spread through contaminated food, wound infections and bacterial spores in an infant’s GI tract. Toxins can spread to lungs, the nerves, brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.

How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.

Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a re-evaluation of your condition. Don't wait to get more ill or dehydrated. ...Read more

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Wat toxin is worse. Toxin a. Toxin b. Or toxin a & b? Clostridium difficile. If u have only toxin b should u still be on treatment?

C.Diff: Both toxins play a role. There are different strains that produce either one or both. No matter what, you need to be treated as long as you are symptomatic and have it confirmed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for clostridium (c diff) infection that is best and has fewest side effects?

C.difficile tx's: By "best" do you mean optimal efficacy, but cost is no factor? By "fewest side effects" do you mean best tolerated but efficacy is less important? Are you looking for antibiotics, probiotics, donor stool enemas (yes, these actually work for c.Diff), only fda-approved regimens, short-course treatment, or novel techniques? Appropriate questions to ask your doc, w/whom you can share your concerns. ...Read more

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After root canal treatment, iam worried using clindamycin.Warning about intestinal problems clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use?

Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe infections with swelling. Very few people get c-diff. Usually with early symptoms the medication can be stopped without a problem. Ask you dentist why you need this antibiotic? ...Read more

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After a root canal treatment, I am worried about using clindamycin. There are warnings about intestinal problems and clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use.Should I use it?

After a root canal treatment, I am worried about using clindamycin. There are warnings about intestinal problems and clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use.Should I use it?

See below: What you state in your question is correct. You should still take the Clindamycin prescribed for you. You should also take a high dose probiotic like vsl#3 plus florastor to prevent antibiotic associated and c. Difficile diarrhea. If you develop diarrhea during or after treatment have your stool checked for c. Difficile toxin. Do not take Imodium (loperamide) or lomotil. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clostridium difficile?

Diarrhea: Most often following antimicrobial therapy (or sometimes cancer chemotherapy), the patient develops watery diarrhea which often has a mousy, horse barn like odor. There can be fever and sometimes a quite elevated white blood cell count. Some strains, in the last few years, seem to be hyper producers of toxin with more severe symptoms likely. ...Read more

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What is the life cycle of a clostridium tetani cell?

Is this a school: assignment ? I hope you would not be asking the physicians on Healthtap to complete your assignment for you. Check - http://www.bio.davidson.edu/people/sosarafova/assets/bio307/cahermes/lifecycle.htm ...Read more

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How's does clostridium difficlie colitis make you feel?

How's does clostridium difficlie colitis make you feel?

Mild and severe: Clostridium difficile overgrow and release toxins that attack the lining of the intestines, causing condition called c.Diff colitis. Infection ranges from mild to life threatening. Mild sxs include watery diarrhea, 3 or more times a day for several days, with abdominal pain or tenderness. Severe sxs diarrhea 15 x/day, severe pain, bloody stools, weight loss.Loss of appetite, . ...Read more

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What is clostridium difficile and why is it so dangerous? 

What is clostridium difficile and why is it so dangerous? 

Infectious Colitis: C.Diff is a bacteria may result is a severe infectious colitis (inflammation of the colon). Because of which patients may have terrible diarrhea but most worrisome is toxic colitis requiring a colectomy (removal of your colon). Antibiotic use puts people at risk for c.Diff. ...Read more

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What are the most apparent symptoms of clostridium perfringens?

What are the most apparent symptoms of clostridium perfringens?

Gas gangrene: It is one of the organisms that caused gas gangrene. The affected tissues are swollen, hemorrhagic and may have gas bubbles under the skin and in muscles. ...Read more

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Is Clostridium Tetani the scientific name for Tetanus?

Yes: Clostridium tetani is the name for the bacteria that causes tetanus. More details on tetanus can be found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/229594-overview#showall ...Read more

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How well does rifxamin work for sibo? How about causeing or treating clostridium difficle.

SIBO: Bacterial overgrowth is often treated with a course of antibiotics. Some recommend probiotics as first line therapy with antibiotics being reserved as second line treatment for more severe cases. Antibiotics like tetracycline, amoxicillin-clavulanate, fluoroquinolones, metronidazole, neomycin, cephalexin, tmp-smx, have been used; however, the best evidence is for the use of rifaximin. ...Read more

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How is clostridium (c diff) infection diagnosed?

How is clostridium (c diff) infection diagnosed?

Stool test: Usually c.Diff is determined by the presence of c.Diff toxin. If it present the patient has c.Diff infection. This is usually done through stool testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


Dr. Brian Broker
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Allergy Treatments (Definition)

Allergy treatments can include medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays ...Read more